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Harmonia - Early Music Podcast

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Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata - Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.

Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata - Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.
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Bloomington, IN

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Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata - Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.

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English

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1229 E. 7th St. Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-1357


Episodes

A Tour of the Tudors

2/3/2018
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The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.

Duration:00:58:52

Sounds So Nice, Feels So Good

1/25/2018
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The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600’s, in the early to middle-baroque period.

Duration:00:07:10

Three Centuries of Patronage: The Medici Musical Legacy

1/13/2018
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This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.

Duration:00:58:52

Vienna Vocal Consort

1/5/2018
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Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.

Duration:00:07:55

Musica Fiorita plays Molter

12/22/2017
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The young Johann Melchior Molter likely learned the basics of music before attending Gymnasium in Eisenach where J.S. Bach had been a pupil a few years earlier.

Duration:00:07:51

A Medieval Christmas

12/9/2017
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Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.

Duration:00:58:52

Un Jardin à l’Italienne

12/8/2017
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With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with the Académie in Australia at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Duration:00:06:57

All in the Family

12/2/2017
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As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

Duration:00:58:52

Philidor Paris Quartets

11/29/2017
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Ars Antiqua transports listeners back in time to the gilded 18th century Rococo music rooms of Paris.

Duration:00:06:45

Ein Feste Burg

10/30/2017
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This October 31st marks half a millennium since the young priest, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses that ushered in the Protestant Reformation.

Duration:00:16:23

A Mighty Fortress

10/14/2017
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Martin Luther was a great fan of music, and on Harmonia this week, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we’re exploring Lutheran composers.

Duration:00:58:51

St. Paul’s Swallow’s Nest

10/6/2017
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Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallow’s nest organs perched high above their congregations suspended from platforms built in the church wall.

Duration:00:08:49

Dittersdorf’s ‘Ovid’ Sonatas

9/22/2017
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When life give you lemons….make lemonade. It seems that’s what Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf decided to do.

Duration:00:12:26

The Docile Dulcian

9/16/2017
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Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.

Duration:00:58:52

Strike Up the Band

9/9/2017
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Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.

Duration:00:58:52

Secret Consolations

9/8/2017
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Many know Tinctoris only by way of his famous theoretical treatises, but he also composed a great deal of fine vocal and instrumental works.

Duration:00:06:50

21st Century Somersaults

8/28/2017
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"Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again."

Duration:00:08:18

Divine Theatre: Giaches de Wert

8/11/2017
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Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is often stated. But Wert also composed a significant body of church music.

Duration:00:08:28

The Humble Hurdy-Gurdy

8/5/2017
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This week on Harmonia we explore one of the most fascinating and complex instruments that was ever misunderstood: the hurdy-gurdy.

Duration:00:58:52

Show Me the Money!

7/22/2017
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The English poet Robert Graves once said, “There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money.”

Duration:00:58:52

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